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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Elmar Mammadyarov
In an increasingly polarized world, the small Caspian Sea nation of Azerbaijan is a tantalizing study in contradictions.
In his June 21 column about President Obama's speech in Berlin, George Will essentially referred to the president as scarily detached from reality.
With Syria mired in open revolt, several other Middle Eastern and North African countries still reeling from the Arab Spring, and Iran at loggerheads with the United States over its nuclear program, it was astounding to hear Israel's president refer to a Muslim country this week not as a problem but as part of the solution.
America has sacrificed a lot fighting the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan - but we are not alone. The United States and our NATO allies are getting help from places many Americans can't find on the map.
Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said recently that Azerbaijan is ready to contribute further to stability in Afghanistan by doubling the number of servicemen it sent to Afghanistan in 2009.